Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Senseg haptic texture

It's so exciting to be in this industry right now, with all these new haptic innovations going on. If you run a mobile phone company, prepare to hire haptic designers to team up with your visual designers. It's going to be a design area in its own right.

Senseg's website has slightly more information about how their technology works.

Love Tools Demo

This 3D editor has so much eye candy, it is awe inspiring.

Great work Eskil Stenberg.

More here:

Solid UIs and framerate

What's a solid framerate for touch UIs?

Monday, April 27, 2009

SLAP Widgets: Transparent Controllers Let You Feel Virtual Table Interfaces

I miss physical knobs in my interaction with computers. Maybe this crazy idea can bring us one step towards an increased use of knobs. Who knows.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Artificial Muscle caught on film

An actuator that is built on a thin rubbery material. Amazing response time, ranging from 1Hz to 17kHz. It's about time someone filmed this product and put it on Youtube. For tactile feedback, I think this is an excellent candidate for a long overdue replacement of the crude motors that give modern phones their unaesthetic vibration patterns.

Nokia Point and Find

This future is inevitable. Start preparing now!

Today: Not having a website for your business is unthinkable.
Future: Not having your posters and other graphic promotional material registered so that they can be auto-recognized will be unthinkable.

The URL will disappear from business cards. Your company logo will act as link.

The URL field in mobile web browsers will have a camera icon.

You won't have to ask your new friends for their phone number. Just permission to take a photo of their face. Algorithms will do the rest. GPS coordinates, together with shared contacts in your social networks will give face recognition a leg up.

Friday, April 17, 2009

New mobile UI with hand-grip recognition

The phone switches mode, depending on how you hold it. It is similar to phones that turn off the screen when you hold it to your ear to talk.

From CHI 20009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

JetKeys keypad

The gesture click+drag is a brilliant design for compact writing on small touch devices, so try to ignore the 1/awesome presentation.

You can try a palm simulator demo, at their website. In the top left area is a link to the JetKeys Demo. JetWay Technologies.

Eyes-Free shell for Android

I love marking menus. This is lovely. Just get rid of the voice feedback and I'm all in. Demonstration starts almost two minutes in.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

April's fool

Yesterday's product launch of the TAT xHale phone, was, of course, a joke. Having someone blow air in your ear when they speak is probably just annoying. But I can't help wondering if it would be possible to make a powerful bass speaker with such a fan design...

Thanks for watching.


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

TAT xHale Phone

Today, we are proud to present TAT's latest venture into the hardware user experience industry. The TAT xHale, which features revolutionary high precision fan speakers.